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Win a Palm Centro Smartphone!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Fabrice, the winner of the Palm Centro! If you follow Fabrice on Twitter, I'm sure you'll be hearing all about the new phone when it arrives.

Thanks to all of you for your excellent vacation-themed texts! You definitely made us jealous. And a little bitter.

Palm Centro SmartphoneWe’re giving away a Palm® Centro™ smartphone, courtesy of Palm®!

This is a sweet phone, people. Here are some deets

  • Now available on Bell Mobility’s High-speed network.
  • Comes in soft-touch Midnight Black with 128MB of available memory.
  • Has a full keyboard for quick, easy typing (so u dont sound lk ur 12).
  • Helps you manage email and text messaging, keep track of your schedule, stay up-to-date on the latest news, capture and share pictures, and get maps with Google Maps with the new My Location feature.
  • Facebook for Palm lets you connect with friends, respond to messages, upload photos and videos, receive status updates, browse friends' profiles and send out new friend requests.

How to Win

Since we're jonesing for a spring break vacation here at One Degree, we thought we'd theme our contest around a getaway!

Imagine you’re in your favourite holiday destination – what message would you text your friends on your new Smartphone to make them jealous?  "At the Louvre – Mona Lisa smaller than I thought"? "Who knew you could text message while paragliding in Maui?" You decide.

Leave a comment with your envy-inspiring text by 5PM PST Friday, March 20. We’ll randomly draw and announce winner on Monday, March 23.

Eligibility – this contest is only open to residents of Canada. Sorry, non-residents!


  1. Kyle
    Kyle March 12, 2009

    “Just walked up every single step in the Eiffel Tower. Did you know that there’s a restaurant on the first floor?”

  2. Drew
    Drew March 12, 2009

    Just arrived in destination and am loving it. Wanna know what it’s REALLY like? Text me back and ill send u a saucy picture with my new phone!

  3. Lianne
    Lianne March 12, 2009

    I’m in Australia and texting you… FROM THE FUTURE. No flying cars, yet.

  4. andrea from the fishbowl
    andrea from the fishbowl March 12, 2009

    “ive dscvered that when they call it a rum punch they reeeeally mean it. greetings from jamaica and sry for th typos”

  5. Tanya (aka NetChick)
    Tanya (aka NetChick) March 12, 2009

    Great idea!!
    “Sitting on the Med, sipping a latte, while the sun warms my face. Just over the hill ahead of me is Monaco!”

  6. Dan Dickinson
    Dan Dickinson March 12, 2009

    “Hey buddy. Check out this picture of the Fiji sunrise I took with my new Centro. And, uh, yeah…that IS your girlfriend on the steps of my cabin. Sorry about that.”

  7. Sonia
    Sonia March 12, 2009

    Kicking it with the dolphins. They have crazy swag! MissING you. xoxo

  8. Karen
    Karen March 12, 2009

    I am soooo hot, why oh why is Mexico so hot?! I guess I better get the pool boy to get me another margarita!

  9. David Morton
    David Morton March 12, 2009

    Greetings from sunny Mexico! Montezuma continues to seek revenge — this time at both ends! Wish you were here!

  10. Scott
    Scott March 12, 2009

    Hello from Germany – who knew u could txt while driving 160 kph on the autobahn! Fahrvergnuegen!

  11. Gwen
    Gwen March 12, 2009

    Moms are babysitting the kids. Off for a sociable at the Lower Deck. Wish you were here!

  12. Skylar
    Skylar March 12, 2009

    “Thank God it’s Friday! Wha – Tuesday? Oh, sorry. Wow, this sun is h-o-t!”

  13. Rick
    Rick March 12, 2009

    “The perfect beach — 30 degrees, white sand, an open bar, and free wifi! I have everything I need.”

  14. Fabrice
    Fabrice March 12, 2009

    In Holguin – It’s March but already enjoying Summer!

  15. Jenifer C.
    Jenifer C. March 12, 2009

    Sitting on the beach in Cuba – The only cold thing I’m feeling is a cold drink!!!

  16. Gisela Hippolt-Squair
    Gisela Hippolt-Squair March 12, 2009

    Sending you pics of the gorgeous guys on this beach. You really should have come along!

  17. Dawn
    Dawn March 12, 2009

    I hate making decisions! Sit by the pool, lay on the beach or take a nap…oh how shall I spend my afternoon here in St. Thomas.

  18. Johnny
    Johnny March 12, 2009

    “Hey buddy. You can brag about Googling with your iPhone, but I’ve met these cute girls by the pool who are ogling over me and my Palm Centro Smartphone. (see pic)”

  19. Wayne Carrigan
    Wayne Carrigan March 13, 2009

    Heading to kenya to build a girls school after private U2 concert 2night! Sending private jet to pick you up… pack lite 🙂

  20. Maureen M
    Maureen M March 13, 2009

    Hot air ballooning and hovering over Sedona’s Red Rock. You should of come with us buddy. Awesome!

  21. Jennifer Johnston
    Jennifer Johnston March 13, 2009

    Docked sailboat in Antigua. Cooling off w/ swim in crystal clear, warm, blue water then drinks at sunset. Month 1 of Caribbean adventure done…on to month 2!

  22. Orlena Lee
    Orlena Lee March 13, 2009

    My message would be:
    It’s 25 in Hong Kong and I’m enjoying a buffet dinner on the harbour cruise!

  23. gizmogrrRl
    gizmogrrRl March 13, 2009

    Getty up! This place is just like Disneyland! =)

  24. michelle
    michelle March 13, 2009

    hello from sunny california … my new husband, george clooney, says “hi!”.

  25. Rajio
    Rajio March 13, 2009

    My muscles are going in to atrophy. I won’t be able to stand under my own strength when I get home.

  26. Ben
    Ben March 13, 2009

    Man, it’s sure easier to text when you’re not shoveling snow…

  27. Jennifer Priest
    Jennifer Priest March 13, 2009

    Feeling warm and revived. Going to find out how they built those pyramids.
    Miss you.

  28. Rocker384
    Rocker384 March 13, 2009

    TXTING from sick phone man! its a awsomer phone that yours! Bye MAN!

  29. P@ Furlong
    P@ Furlong March 15, 2009

    Thanks One Degree for the great posts!!

  30. Corby
    Corby March 15, 2009

    Just 5 right? Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, Zeppelin and Floyd. Oh yeah, and my smartphone!

  31. Stu
    Stu March 17, 2009

    wanted to mms you a pic of this, but I’ve only got iPhone w/me. probably better I don’t send evidence anyway. never coming back.

  32. andi
    andi March 19, 2009

    Wiggling toes in warm sand. Sun on face. Book in one hand, drink in the other. Bliss!

  33. Raul
    Raul March 19, 2009

    “Yes, that’s Jared Padalecki having a martini with me. No, you can’t have him. Yes, I’m going to give you all the gory details after we go for dinner to Fouquet’s… But in the mean time, much love to you from beautiful Paris!…”
    (yes, I can dream!)

  34. Gregory Krysa
    Gregory Krysa March 19, 2009

    “Turning off phone. Going to the beach. Back in a week :-)”

  35. Judy Gombita
    Judy Gombita March 19, 2009

    Wishing for a Palm Centro smartphone to take & share pics of pod of pelicans eating fishing boat scraps in Wollongong Harbour, Oz.

  36. Grump
    Grump March 19, 2009

    I’m in!

  37. Beth
    Beth March 20, 2009

    Found my bliss. Includes frothy alcoholic drink and sand between my toes. Return to reality deemed optional.

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